Seventh Edition   ©2017

Contemporary Linguistics

An Introduction

William O'Grady , John Archibald (University of Calgary) , Mark Aronoff (State University of New York) , Janie Rees-Miller

  • ISBN-10: 1-319-03977-4; ISBN-13: 978-1-319-03977-6; Format: Paper Text, 592 pages

One of the most comprehensive and up-to-date introductory texts available. Contemporary Linguistics provides exceptional coverage of core concepts of any introductory text — phonology, morphology, syntax, and semantics — while exploring key cross-curricular issues as diverse as sociolinguistics, sign language, and computational linguistics.

Presents the knowledge of working experts in the field. Each chapter is written by an expert or a team of experts on a particular topic in linguistics, providing the most current and in-depth information available.

Written in language students understand. The authors’ direct writing style and modular approach makes complex concepts interesting and accessible to students of all levels.

Offers extensive support for students and instructors. To help students master concepts, each chapter begins with objectives and concludes with a summary, a list of key terms, recommended readings, and exercises to reinforce material presented in the chapter. The widely praised Study Guide gives students extra practice and support and the helpful Instructors’ Manual provides answers to questions and with ideas for teaching complex concepts.